Women Writers Project
This group organized the 2013 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium — Common Ground: Land, Language, Story — held May 9 – 11, 2013. More than 250 people attended this event, which took place over three days on the University of Oregon campus and at the Eugene Downtown Library. Photographs in this slideshow of the Saturday panel and workshops were taken by poet Robert Hill Long, two-time NEA grant awardee.
This CSWS special project migrated from being a research interest group and is aimed toward exploring local, regional, and university collaborations, most notably a women writers conference. The Women Writers Project seeks to foster and enhance opportunities for women writers on campus, in the community, and throughout the Pacific Northwest; to bring distinct voices of published women writers to campus; and to support the work of creative writing by bringing together writers from different disciplines.
This group also organized MemoirFest, the first annual CSWS Women Writers Symposium, held May 12, 2012. Photographs in this slideshow were taken by poet Robert Hill Long, two-time NEA grant awardee.
- Alice Evans, CSWS Research Dissemination Specialist
- Alisa Freedman, Associate Professor, Japanese Literature & Film (EALL)
- Barbara Corrado Pope, Professor Emerita, Women’s and Gender Studies
- Cecelia Hagen, poet, editor, and writing teacher in Eugene
- Lauren Kessler, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), & Director of the Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program
- Linda Long, Associate Professor, Manuscripts Librarian, UO Libraries
- Mary Wood, Professor, Department of English
- Robert Hill Long, Assistant Director, Faculty Development, Research and Faculty Development
- Valerie Brooks, Oregon Writers Colony Resource Council; author, editor, lecturer in Eugene area